1971 Jaguar XJ6 Review

1971 Jaguar XJ6 Chevrolet V8 from North America

Model year1971
Year of manufacture1970
First year of ownership1985
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Chevrolet V8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired20000 miles
Most recent distance66000 miles

Summary:

Series I classic

Faults:

-The front steering rack and pinion unit.

-Original Engine.

-Original Transmission.

-Hazard Switch

-Turn Signal Switch.

-Gas tank switch wiring

General Comments:

The car is simply a joy to drive. It sits low to the ground, and has a wide enough stance- perfect for touring, and for any type of long drive.

The rear end has the four spring/shock systems as used in Cobras, and a host of other cars, which provides a solid feel on the road.

As with all Series I Jaguars, it has chrome bumpers and early styling that appeals to everyone. These cars share many parts with the Series II and III Jaguars, which means that they can be easily restored. A used Series I XJ6 can be obtained in Southern California for around $1,000 dollars US- A true steal in my opinion.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th October, 2006

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 1 review